With three years to go and the countdown under way, triathlete Tim Don gets geed up about competing in front of a massive home crowd in Hyde Park's Serpentine, London.
Over two weeks have passed since completing the 2009 Mazda London Triathlon and I'm still feeling chuffed with myself at finishing a whole 15 minutes quicker than last year, something I wasn't expecting to achieve. I'm now convinced I can do significantly better next time round, so gunning for a
Triathlete Tim Don explains why only training in a pool won't quite cut it come race day. "Try get in a lake, it is different. In a swimming pool try swimming a length with your eyes closed and you'll be bashing off the lane rope, because that's what happens in triathlon..."
Triathlete Tim Don reveals his top tips for competing in a triathlon, including using a cheeky splash of baby oil.
Tim Don emparting his wisdom via the armchair... Courtesy of the latest ads from Oakley
A full two days have passed since completing this years Olympic distance course of the Mazda London Triathlon based at the massive Excel in London's Docklands. Having dropped the bike off at transition the day before the big event, I eventually arrived at the venue on the Sunday and quickly tracked
OK, so this morning I received my starting time for the Blenheim Triathlon, 11:00 am. Not bad at all, much better than the dreaded 8:00 am start I had for last year's London Tri, not sure I even had time to fully digest my muesli before the starting gun went
Oh my goodness, has it really been almost two months since I posted? Poor show. Can't have been very interesting for those of you looking in and not seeing anything particularly new. Rather than talk about what I haven't done I'll tell you about what I have done. Despite my promises
I’ve been here before not once, not twice but at least three times. Each time I sign up to another triathlon or duathlon, I start off with the best intentions, meaning to establish a habitual training regime that is more consistent than intensive. Of course there’s always plenty of time
I finally made it to the pool at long last. Don't get too excited though, the visit to the local pool didn't quite pan out as expected... Despite my best efforts to get a good hour's worth of laps at the local swimming pool, it wasn't necessarily to be. The main
Hmmmm. Well the swim didn't exactly go to plan, mainly because I didn't do it. Events kind of overtook the need to swim, however, by the end of the day I started to feel the need to excercise, so a run was in order. By the time I actually got round
Hmmm, am I making excuses for myself or is it really that difficult to train just after having a second child? Not me, of course, but my wife. Last weekend, my second son was born. He's great and my eldest who is 3 is also really good about becoming as big